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I was watching the Bucks game last night witnessing Larry Sanders put up a 17/20 night with a couple of blocks in a win over the Celtics. At this time last year i would have been thrilled if the Bucks traded him for a bag of magic beans. Now the guy is second in the league in blocks per game, he had been efficeint from the floor and is the bucks resident tough guy willing to step up to any opposing player in the league.. I am just stunned at how he has developed here in his third year.. anybody have a particular player that has really stepped up their play so far this season?
 

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Raptors nominate DeMar DeRozan.

He got his contract and has not let us down. Plays so much smarter than previous seasons and has such good instincts when he gets a mismatch on offense. He's also upped his defensive efforts, working hard in the passing lanes and on the boards.
 

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I was watching the Bucks game last night witnessing Larry Sanders put up a 17/20 night with a couple of blocks in a win over the Celtics. At this time last year i would have been thrilled if the Bucks traded him for a bag of magic beans. Now the guy is second in the league in blocks per game, he had been efficeint from the floor and is the bucks resident tough guy willing to step up to any opposing player in the league.. I am just stunned at how he has developed here in his third year.. anybody have a particular player that has really stepped up their play so far this season?
Yeah Sanders has been awesome this year. I wish the Bucks had traded him to Boston for a bag of magic beans because so far this year their best PF has been the slower than a yogurt and rice bowel movement Jared Sullinger.
 

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How did I know this would be about a Bucks player?
Because roux started it?

Sanders is probably my pick too. I catch myself watching the bucks more than any eastern team besides the Knicks this year partly because of him.

Bucks fans deserve it after having to pretend like bustgout was a franchise player for the last 8 years.


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How did I know this would be about a Bucks player?
Well thats the team i watch.. And these are the players i know the best. This wasnt meant to be him winning the award i was just poking atound tobaee what other players are playing above their heads from the rest of you
 

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Sanders or Cousins who would you prefer to have?
Cousins is clearly the better offensive player and sanders is clearly the better defender. So i guess it depends on what your team needs. Sanders at least doesnt seem to carry the baggage that cousins does so i guess he has that going for him.
 

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That Vucevic kid for Orlando has been a nice surprise.
 

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I find myself talking about Eric Bledsoe a lot lately and I feel like he should at least be a nominee for this award...not sure he's going to get enough minutes to actually contend for it tho. Anderson Varajeo's play warrants it but I feel like they usually like to give this award to somebody who hasn't been in the league as long as he has. Omer Asik is adapting to his role really well in Houston and if he stays on track, could make some noise for the award. Larry Sanders and Jrue Holiday are probably leading the way
 

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I guess Varejao should be mentioned since he's kinda the runaway nomination right now.
 

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He's not the most improved in the league, but Kemba Walker's been making some major improvements in year 2. I'm not saying he should get the award, but he's looked much better this year when compared to last.
 

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Chandler Parsons, Jrue Holiday, Big Baby Davis, and Corey Brewer jump to mind.

Also, what about Carmelo? I know this award isn't typically given to a perennial all-star, but he has really jumped up another level.

In case anyone is curious about the biggest jump upwards in PER from last season to this season... whoever you were thinking... you were wrong!

It's JIMMER!
 

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Omar Asik

Seriously, how many of you guys saw anything more than 7 points and 6 rebounds from this guy? Not even Houston fans were that optimistic.
I told Roux2Dope he'd average 11 and 11 with a couple of blocks a game before the season.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go pat myself on the back.
 
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